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Cheltenham 14:30 Result

Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (GBB Race)

  • 4yo+, 26 Runners
  • jumps, Turf
  • Winner £42,203, 2nd £15,900, 3rd £7,958, 4th £3,975, 5th £1,995, 6th £998, 7th £495, 8th £255
  • Distance 2m 5f 0y
  • Going GOOD TO SOFT (6.5)
  • Off Time 14:33
  • Winning Time 05:08
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
Number
Dist
Runners
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  • Heaven Help Us silk
    1st
    Heaven Help Us
    • Richard Condon
    • Paul Hennessy
    • 7 years, 10-9
    1 Nap
    33/1

    made all, shaken up and went clear after 2 out, ridden when jumped left and left clear 9 lengths ahead last, kept on final 110yds

    Naps:

    • Shropshire Star
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  • Craigneiche silk
    2nd
    9
    Craigneiche
    • Tom Cannon
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 7 years, 10-10
    4 Tips
    4 Naps
    17/2

    midfield, going easily when not fluent 3 out, shaken up and switched right before 2 out, bit short of room and not fluent 2 out, soon pushed along, headway when left in second 9 lengths down last, kept on, no match for winner

    Naps:

    • Irish Herald
    • Sunday Mail
    • The Scotsman
    • Yorkshire Post

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
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  • Tea Clipper silk
    3rd
    2 ¼
    Tea Clipper
    • Jonathan Burke
    • Tom Lacey
    • 6 years, 10-12
    Tip button hidden
    33/1

    prominent, not fluent 6th, ridden after 2 out, left in third last, soon slightly hampered, ridden and kept on final 110yds, made no impression

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  • Sayo silk
    4th
    nk
    Sayo
    • B J Cooper
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-0
    Tip button hidden
    28/1

    towards rear on outer, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and edged left after 2 out, soon outpaced, rallied last, ridden and kept on final 110yds, went fourth towards finish, nearest finish

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  • Janika silk
    5th
    shd
    Janika
    • James Bowen
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 8 years, 11-2
    Tip button hidden
    33/1

    prominent on inner, ridden after 2 out, went fourth final 110yds, kept on but lost fourth towards finish

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  • Birchdale silk
    6th
    1
    Birchdale
    • Nico de Boinville
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 7 years, 11-1
    1 Nap
    12/1

    midfield, not fluent 4th, lost position when not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and headway approaching last, kept on final 110yds, made no impression

    Naps:

    • Chris Wright - Liverpool Echo
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  • Guard Your Dreams silk
    7th
    nk
    Guard Your Dreams
    • Sam Twiston-Davies
    • Nigel Twiston-Davies
    • 5 years, 10-6
    1 Tip
    7/1

    midfield on inner, pushed along 2 out, ridden and headway before last, no impression final 110yds

    Tipped by:

    • Marlborough - Telegraph
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  • Dans Le Vent silk
    8th
    ½
    Dans Le Vent
    • Isabel Williams
    • Evan Williams
    • 8 years, 10-3
    1 Tip
    28/1

    held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, ridden 2 out, kept on from last, not pace to challenge

    Tipped by:

    • POSTDATA
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  • Palmers Hill silk
    9th
    ½
    Palmers Hill
    • Jonjo O'Neill Jr
    • Jonjo O'Neill
    • 8 years, 10-6
    1 Tip
    1 Nap
    33/1

    midfield, not fluent 5th, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, ridden and rallied after last, not reach leaders

    Naps:

    • Cambridge Evening News

    Tipped by:

    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY
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  • Burbank silk
    10th
    hd
    Burbank
    • Charlotte Jones
    • James Moffatt
    • 9 years, 10-11
    Tip button hidden
    125/1

    raced wide, midfield, reminders before 4 out, ridden and headway after 2 out, weakened gradually from last

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  • Monte Cristo silk
    11th
    ½
    Monte Cristo
    • Daryl Jacob
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 5 years, 11-2
    3 Tips
    2 Naps
    14/1

    midfield on inner, not fluent 4th, pushed along and headway 2 out, soon prominent, ridden and keeping on when hampered by faller last, soon weakened

    Naps:

    • Karl Hedley - Irish Post
    • Lambourn - Racing Post

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Richard Austen - SPOTLIGHT
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  • Grand Roi silk
    12th
    ½
    Grand Roi
    • Jack Kennedy
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 5 years, 11-6
    1 Tip
    2 Naps
    6/1 F

    midfield, not fluent 4th, lost position after 4 out, pushed along and rallied when bit short of room after 2 out, soon outpaced, no impression before last

    Naps:

    • Sirius - The Sun On Sunday
    • Lee Sobot - Yorkshire Evening Post

    Tipped by:

    • Templegate - The Sun
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  • Garo De Juilley silk
    13th
    1 ¼
    Garo De Juilley
    • Felix de Giles
    • Sophie Leech
    • 9 years, 10-10
    Tip button hidden
    66/1

    in touch with leaders, bumped after 2nd, ridden after 2 out, weakened gradually from last

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  • Thomas Darby silk
    14th
    nk
    Thomas Darby
    • Aidan Coleman
    • Olly Murphy
    • 8 years, 11-12
    2 Tips
    2 Naps
    14/1

    towards rear, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, ridden and some headway after last, never dangerous

    Naps:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • The Punt - Racing Post

    Tipped by:

    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Rob Wright - The Times
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  • Saint Sonnet silk
    15th
    2 ¼
    Saint Sonnet
    • Harry Cobden
    • Paul Nicholls
    • 6 years, 11-0
    1 Nap
    33/1

    towards rear, not fluent 1st, raced wide and pushed along from 3 out, struggling 2 out, some headway after last, never dangerous

    Naps:

    • Alex Hammond - Sky Sports Racing
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  • Koshari silk
    16th
    ½
    Koshari
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 9 years, 11-3
    Tip button hidden
    12/1

    held up in rear, niggled along briefly after 6th, pushed along and some headway on turn before last, no impression when hampered by faller after last

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  • Nelson River silk
    17th
    6
    Nelson River
    • Harry Bannister
    • Tony Carroll
    • 6 years, 10-4
    Tip button hidden
    80/1

    in rear, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, ridden and weakened after 2 out

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  • Shakem Up'arry silk
    18th
    ¾
    Shakem Up'arry
    • David Bass
    • Ben Pauling
    • 7 years, 10-6
    Tip button hidden
    28/1

    took keen hold, prominent, not fluent and pushed along 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon lost position and struggling, beaten before last

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  • Shang Tang silk
    19th
    2 ½
    Shang Tang
    • Tom Bellamy
    • Emma Lavelle
    • 7 years, 10-6
    Tip button hidden
    50/1

    held up in rear, ridden after 2 out, never on terms

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  • Dysart Diamond silk
    20th
    1 ¼
    Dysart Diamond
    • Danny Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 6 years, 10-8
    1 Tip
    28/1

    raced wide, in rear, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and weakened from 2 out

    Tipped by:

    • The Guardian
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  • Witness Protection silk
    21st
    6
    Witness Protection
    • James Best
    • Martin Keighley
    • 8 years, 10-1
    3 Naps
    33/1

    took keen hold, chased winner, not fluent 4th, hit 6th, lost second 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last

    Naps:

    • Racing TV
    • Sunday Telegraph
    • The i
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  • Boreham Bill silk
    22nd
    1 ½
    Boreham Bill
    • Ben Jones
    • Emma Lavelle
    • 9 years, 10-10
    1 Nap
    50/1

    in rear, not fluent 6th, ridden after 3 out, weakened from 2 out

    Naps:

    • Scottish Sun
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  • Sneaky Getaway silk
    23rd
    18
    Sneaky Getaway
    • Brian Hayes
    • Emmet Mullins
    • 8 years, 10-8
    Tip button hidden
    20/1

    prominent, not fluent 4th, not fluent 5th, pushed along and lost position after 3 out, soon struggling, lost touch before last

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  • Botox Has silk
    PU
    Botox Has
    • Joshua Moore
    • Gary Moore
    • 5 years, 10-13
    Tip button hidden
    17/2
    PU

    tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, pushed along and lost position before 3 out, struggling and pulled up before 2 out

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  • Our Power silk
    PU
    Our Power
    • Gavin Sheehan
    • Nigel Twiston-Davies
    • 6 years, 10-6
    1 Tip
    40/1
    PU

    in rear on inner, outpaced and pushed along after 4 out, lost touch before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out

    Tipped by:

    • TOPSPEED
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  • Blue Sari silk
    FELL
    Blue Sari
    • Mark Walsh
    • W P Mullins
    • 6 years, 10-9
    2 Naps
    14/1
    FELL

    midfield, smooth headway and chased winner 2 out, ridden and 5 lengths down when fell heavily last

    Naps:

    • Ipswich Star
    • Jersey Evening Post
    More

Tote Returns

  • Total Win
    £34.6
  • Exacta
    £404.6
  • Trifecta
    £8472
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Coral Cup Tips

Lewis Tomlinson thinks Nicky Henderson can win this race for the third time in a row.

Wed 14:30 - Coral Cup
Craigneiche silk

Craigneiche

placed
Cheltenham Festival Tips

What is the Coral Cup?

The Coral Cup is a Grade 3 handicap hurdle race which is traditionally held on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, Ladies Day, which takes place on a Wednesday in March. The race is run over two miles and five furlongs, and has been sponsored by Coral throughout its history. It began life as a handicap, but was upgraded to Grade 3 handicap status in 1999.       

The history of the Coral Cup

The race was introduced to the festival line-up in 1993, and the inaugural winner, the David Pipe-trained Olympian, was awarded a £50,000 bonus having won the Imperial Cup at Sandown the previous week. It has a reputation for being a notoriously tricky betting heat, and the winner regularly returns at a big price - something shown by the 2019 winner, William Henry, who won at 28/1 for Nicky Henderson. Winners of the Coral Cup regularly go on to take their chance in the Stayers’ Hurdle the following season, with the most recent being the 2017 winner Supasundae, who has since finished second in the 2018 renewal and seventh in the 2019 renewal.  

What happened in the 2021 Coral Cup?

Paul Hennessy's Heaven Help Us produced a fine front-running display to claim victory in the Coral Cup, as the Irish raider bounded to a nine-length winner over Craigneiche with Tea Clipper (third) and Sayo (fourth) completing the placings.

Who is the most iconic winner of the Coral Cup?

Several winners of the Coral Cup have gone on to bigger and better things, including the 2014 winner, the Nicky Henderson-trained Whisper. Having prevailed at the Festival by the smallest of margins, it didn’t take long for Whisper to build on that, winning the Grade 1 Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree the following month - a race he would follow up in 12 months later. Whisper would go on to develop into a top chaser, and was part of one of the most memorable finishes in Cheltenham Festival ever - though admittedly, he was as much as a spectator as the rest of us - sticking to his task gamely in the 2017 RSA Chase, while the enigmatic Might Bite proceeded to seemingly throw away all chances of victory when veering disastrously right after the final flight, before snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.    

Are there any trials for the Coral Cup?

With the Coral Cup being a handicap, the route to Cheltenham is a little more unclear, and contenders can come from a host of sources. The Coral Cup’s distance of two miles and five furlongs means it can prove useful to keep an eye on qualifiers for the Pertemps Final (which is over three miles), while races such as the Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las and the Boyne Hurdle at Navan have been contested by recent winners of the Coral Cup on their way to Cheltenham.

Who is the most successful jockey in the Coral Cup?

The most successful jockey in the history of the Coral Cup is Davy Russell, who has ridden three winners in the race, courtesy of Naiad de Misselot (2008), Carlito Brigante (2011) and Diamond King (2016). 

Who is the most successful trainer in the Coral Cup?

The most successful trainer in the history of the Arkle Trophy is the legendary Martin Pipe, who has trained the winner of the race on three occasions, with the inaugural winner of the race, Olympian (1993), Big Strand (1997) and Ilnamar (2002). 

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